Build bugs in Python 2.2.1?

Michael Hudson mwh at
Mon Aug 12 09:14:02 EDT 2002

Jonathan Hogg <jonathan at> writes:

> On 11/8/2002 21:41, in article m33ctljfgv.fsf at,
> "Martin v. Loewis" <martin at> wrote:
> > There is little point in discussing such things in the abstract. You
> > really have to study the current procedure in detail to understand why
> > things are done the way they are done.
> I just spent the last 10 minutes or so writing a long response to this post
> attempting to explain in greater detail what I mean, but I've just realised
> that I honestly couldn't care less anymore.

Please don't get discouraged from working on distutils or Python's
build process!  But please also understand that there is a reason for
most of the extant stuff, and as Martin says, vague comments along the
lines of "it would be nice if ..." are not really helpful.


  > Touche! But this confirms you are composed of logic gates.
  Crud, I thought those were neurons in there.
                    -- Thomas F. Burdick, Kenny Tilton, comp.lang.lisp

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